The Negative Impact Of Computers On Children
in Western countries such as UK, France and US have access to technology, namely
computers and technology (S.Dutta, B.Bilbao-Osorio 2012). Many people believe computers
have had a negative impact on the lives of children. However, there are those who think the
effects are overwhelmingly positive.
The internet has strengthened relationships with other countries amongst other things.
The widespread usage of computers has also led to schools using them to make learning
easier and more effective. For example in the UK, majority of lessons are now taught
electronically using interactive whiteboards rather than from text books (William D. …show more content…
Also, children may become too dependent on computers to learn rather than the old
fashioned way of reading a book or playing with other children that are of similar ages to
With all that being said, there are people, many of whom believe that computers have
nothing but positive impact on children and society. Many argue that computers help to
develop fine motor skills in children as it gets them to use their fingers as much as if they
were drawing a picture3. They also say it helps them to develop hand-eye coordination as
they soon get used to the QWERTY keyboard4. Another positive aspect to children using
computers is, it is educational for them. It is much easier for children to learn about
information now that it was 10-15 years ago. It helps parents out a lot of the times who are
on homework duty; access encyclopedia, educational catalogs and magazines (Tracy K.
It is also very good for helping children with exam revision. This can be both enjoyable
and effective for a child and not so mundane and boring using from using a textbook. …show more content…
We are living in the Z
generation where children are highly connected to technology such as the World Wide Web,
what’s app, emails, text messages, and mobile phones and so on (Will Palley 2012). In
relation to the negative impact of computer usage for children, it will change nothing
because the society we live in today requires full usage of computers. In conclusion, there are positives and negatives aspects to children using computers and
many academics have argued that the latter outweighs. In my own opinion, I’m neither for
nor against because both have physical, psychological, emotional, social and mental impact
on children. Computers are good for children in terms of helping them to develop socially
and educationally but it can also be bad for their physical health. It can cause them to
become obese and very lazy.
All responsibility rests strictly on the parents and adults in charge of supervising; teachers
or other relatives or friends as to the amount of time their children spend using computers.
To monitor content of what children are exposed to, there needs to be properly installed
parental control. There shouldn’t be too much or too little usage. However, there needs